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I'm using Windows 10 and RiData 8-16x DVD-Rs and after burning them they become write protected and neither the control panel nor registry edit methods work to fix them. I realized I burned them at the wrong speed and want to be able to reuse them. Help?

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You can't reuse DVD-R.  They are WORM media; Write Once, Read Many.  Meaning, with ImgBurn, it's one and done.  Once written to, they can't be written to again.  The only way this wouldn't apply is if you formatted the disc as a giant floppy with packet writing in File Explorer.  And, even then, data once written to those kinds of discs still can't be reused.

 

What you want is rewritable media.  DVD+RW, DVD-RW, or DVD-RAM, although RAM is relatively unsupported beyond certain DVD video recorders, though they are generally supported by DVD burners.  However, very few DVD players will recognize those.

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